America's Black Musical Heritage

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Prentice-Hall, Jan 1, 1984 - African Americans - 336 pages
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Skillfully written in an easily understandable style, this comprehensive study of Black music examines a constantly changing art form and its continued influence on today's American music. The Black musician in American society from slavery to present is studied against the background of the social, political, economic, and religious influences on each period. Each Black music genre is discussed separately, allowing flexability of use. In addition, selected Black composers and a representative composition of each are discussed and analyzed. Numerous photographs and musical excerpts help the reader identify with individual artists and their recordings.

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Contents

JAZZ
83
The Roots of Swing
97
Bebop 723
113
Cool Jazz
128
Free Form Jazz
135
JazzRock Fusion 745
143
GOSPEL SONGS 756
156
The Slave Musician
165
Black Conductors
187
The Black Singer in Concert
197
THE ECLECTICS
226
Arthur Cunningham
250
appendix
277
appendix
305
B ibliography
311
Index
323

BLACK MUSICIANS AFTER THE CIVIL
174
Gussie Davis
181
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